Saturday, January 31, 2009

Qhemet Biologics - They should pay me!

Alrighty here is my first written review, those of you missing my You Tube presence I'll be back soon.
I was already in love with the Burdock Root Butter Cream so I decided to branch out. I ordered the Qhemet Biologics Soften and Hydrate sampler. The products included vary based on availability I recieved:

Amla & Olive Heavy Cream
Karkady Tea Replenishing Mist
Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm
and Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee

So here is the break down
Amla and Olive Heavy Cream:

If your are familiar with the Burdock Root Butter Cream, this product is virtually the same only heavier. If you are not intimately familiar with the BRBC ( as I am) it is a light colored, light creme( consistency of sour cream) with citrus-like scent. I apply it to wet hair post washing. I find it ridicously moisturizing. The AOHC is slighty heavier with a light earthy scent. Both products moisturize with out any greasiness. Many people use BRBC in the summer and spring and AOHC in winter and fall when the weather demands more moisture. The amount used is personal but I have been natural almost two years and this is only my second time purchasing.
Cost: $16.00
Size: 8 oz

Rating: Five Knaps out of Five

Karkady Replenshing Mist:

Wow! I thought this was going to be the same as the homemade glycerin mixes most of people use, it wasn't. It has a slightly citrus-y scent but after the spritz dries you can feel an appreciable amount of moisture has been added to your hair. This would be perfect for braids, twists and moisturizing styles your don't want to touch. I was impressed and so was my YouTube friend Str8Isis here is her recent review.
Cost: $11.00
Size: 5 fl oz

Rating: Five Knaps Out of Five

Olive and Honey Hydrating Balm:

This was the product I was least impressed with not because it did not deliver on it's claims but because it acted almost exactly like honey. Honey adds shine, hold and helps hold moisture this product does all these things. I just kept thinking I could have bought honey and added a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the same effect. That being said I used is on my twist before Christmas and wore a twist out on Christmas day. I didn't see a great difference from other twist-outs but it wasn't worse.
Cost: $16.00
Size: 8 oz

Rating: 3 Knaps out of Five

Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee

This product is the truth!! I haven't said that since I first started using Shea Butter. It is completely as advertised and it smell like chocolate! You can put this stiff cream on dry or wet hair and comb it straight through. I didn't believe it until I put it on my own hair and did I mention it smells like chocolate :) .
Cost: $14.00
Size: 5 fl oz

Rating: 5 Knaps out of Five

All Qhemet Biologics products contain MSM which is sulfur. Sulfur promotes follicle health and growth, Most products are 100% natural and vegan and if not it is noted in the product description.

Please add your experiences in the comments.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I'm not dead...

Is Monica Dead? She hasn't made a youtube vid in a while. She hasn't posted to the Knaps blog.


Monica has been hard at work!

1) made a fresh batch of shampoo,
2)scented my own shea butter
3) made and used homemade flax seed gel
4) Opened a store selling Knaps items

The shampoo is old news and all the info is in a previous blog. :) I scented my shea butter vanilla!! A tutorial vid is here: Scenting Shea Butter

I made Flax Seed gel! I checked other blogs and forums and came up with this recipe:

1 c water
3 tblsp flax seeds (whole)
1 tsp shea butter
1/3 tsp coconut oil
scented oil of your choice

Boil the flax seeds while whisking for 10 minutes. Strain seeds from gel. Whisk in oils while gel is warm. Let gel cool and thicken.

This makes just a few ounces which I though was perfect for a sample size. You can add citric acid as a preservative or it must be refrigerated.

**pictures coming soon**

An finally and most important we opened a store!!! If you like the Knaps girls you will love the items. I am also open to any suggestions on items. :D

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